June 15, 2011
The Missouri River floods farmland after breaking a levee near Hamburg, Iowa, Monday, June 13, 2011. The rising Missouri River has ruptured levees in northwest Missouri, sending torrents of floodwaters over rural farmland toward the Iowa town of Hamburg and the Missouri resort town of Big Lake.
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Most residents of the northwest Missouri village of Big Lake have evacuated their homes as levee breaks on the Missouri River move south, and some who remain are dealing with a mix of stress and anger over what they say is mismanagement of the river by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.